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25

Romance and the Dragon

By Wayne Lazarus on January 25th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

This year Chinese New Year falls on Valentines Day, so you can celebrate romance amid the brilliant color and spectacle of this ancient festival. San Francisco’s Chinese New Year festival, started in the 19th century, is now the largest Asian event in the U.S. and takes place over two weeks.

Two different fairs draw both locals and tourists — the Chinese New Year Flower Fair and Chinatown Community Street Fair. The festivities culminate with the Chinese New Year Parade, which was named one of the top ten parades in the world by International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan

19

Would dinosaurs eat crayons?

By Wayne Lazarus on January 19th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Does the smell of a newly opened box of crayons take you back to your childhood? Then take a trip of nostalgia at the Crayola Factory Museum.¬† You can’t miss it as it is located under a giant box of crayons at 18 Centre Square in Easton, Pennsylvania. Staff inside demonstrate the manufacturing process by pouring wax and color into the molds. Visitors watch behind a clear panel as the hot liquid becomes crayons — then get to take some of the freshly cooled crayons home.molding

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Jan

11

Racing with pancakes in Kansas

By Wayne Lazarus on January 11th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

While many people are celebrating Mardi Gras just before Lent, some women in Liberal, Kansas are stretching ham-strings and flexing wrists. That’s because Shrove Tuesday is the date of the International Pancake Race — when Liberal ladies pit their speed and flipping skill against women in Olney, England.

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Jan

4

Driving through paradise

By Wayne Lazarus on January 4th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

If cold weather has brought the thought of an island vacation to mind, consider Hawaii. There are plenty of tourist¬† attractions in our fiftieth state, in fact, sometimes it’s a little hard to dial down and find a non-commercialized part of paradise. The Hana Highway on Maui’s east side is a perfect way to escape the condos and restaurants and discover the beauty that people come to Hawaii to see.highway

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